Saturday, 22 September 2018

#scrimpyscardswap entries 2,3,4.

 #scrimpyscardswap is well under way with quite a few cards sent this week for me to share with you. The first one here is from my lovely friend Kay Maude. We actually met via YouTube many years ago and I have been lucky enough to visit Kay a few times now and simply adore her. Kay inspired me to start my other challenge my #100things where I have challenged myself to create 100 projects as quick as possible. Kay's card is just stunning in my favourite colour pink, and style shabby chic. She also sent me these beautiful tags. There isn't much in the way of crafting Kay can't do and she's a constant source of inspiration to me. I have left a link to her youtube channel beneath my video.

This stunning card has been sent by one of my lovely customers Sue. It was to thank me for her latest customer thank you gift but I'm sneaking it into the challenge so she can get a card in return. I love the bold print on this paper and I always love butterflies. How kind of Sue to send me this card.

Another stunning card and again from a customer , Linda, who again wanted to thank me for her customer gift. Well Linda Im sneaking you into my challenge too so a card will be on the way to you too.

These are entries 2,3,4 I have more to share tomorrow. I am going to start putting them in an album to display them. I wonder if we will fill the album ? we shall see.Why not join in all you need do is send me a card and I will send one in return my details are on my contacts page right here on my blog.

Have a great weekend and happy stamping xxx Amanda

Friday, 21 September 2018

Simple one stamp one ink card.

I started crafting as a fabric crafter so sometimes card making doesn't come easy to me. If your new to card making or paper crafting sometimes you may feel you need HEAPS of supplies... NOT TRUE. You can make great cards by choosing just one stamp set and one great colour to get you started.

Here I chose the Accented Blooms stamp set. It is red rubber so gives great results especially if your new and never used a Stampin' up! stamp before... once you try this you will realise how much fun you can haven how easy it all is. This set is great as its strong enough to be stamped in just one colour. As a crafter advances or for those who are old hands to papercraft this set is stunning when hand coloured with either markers or watercolour pencils. So you see its great for new and well seasoned crafters.

Choosing one colour makes the process easier and as all Stampin ' Up! shades match from the ink to the card to the embellishments and paper, you will never have mis matched shades...HURRAY !

I do have a fun fast video tutorial for you to follow on my YouTube so grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video. Measurements and products used are listed below.

Happy stamping xxxx Amanda

card base 11 1/2 x 4 1/8" score at 5 3/4"
coloured layer cut to4 x 5 5/8"
stamping layer cut to 3 1/2 x 5 1/8"

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

Stationary set and gift bag,craft fair idea

My love affair with stationary and crafting often come together. there is nothing more I love than making pretty stationary gifts. This particular one is cased from an idea by one of my team Valerie Litten, this is based on a swap she made for a Stampin' Up! event in Scotland. Valerie has no where to link to but I do share her original project on the video below.

A very simple idea, very budget friendly and easy for anyone to create. This gift set includes wrapped pencils and decorated post it notes which come in a pretty gift bag. On my video I do show how to present them in a decorated cellophane bag too for craft fairs etc.

I do have a step by step video for you to watch and craft along to so grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video. measurements and products used are all listed below.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda


Bag - cut dip to 8" x 6" on long side score at 3 3/4, 7 1/4 and 7 1/2" turn on on set side score one end at 1/2" cut flaps as per instruction video to form bag.
Pencil wrap is 6 x 6" and post it note cover is 3 1/8 x approx 4" score at 3 1/8 and 3 3/8" this will need to be adjusted to fit your own posit notes mine were 3 x 3" and 1/4" thick 
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Pillow box to Hot Chocolate treat.

I just love altering things... finding an alternative use for things.... here I turned a Stampin' Up! Kraft pillow box into a hot chocolate treat. It is so easy to turn these boxes into a mug shape and fill with goodies for any occasion.

Here our treat 'cup' is filled with a home made pouch of hot chocolate and a sweet treat added. Decorating the cup with the Making Christmas Bright set couldn't be easier and we have an awesome stamp set here with a co-ordinating punch.

Choosing just three bold bright colours makes co-ordination easy. So no matter if your a new crafter or an old hand at it, this project suits anyone...and what fun!

I do have a step by step tutorial on my YouTube channel for you to follow to see just how I turned the pillow box into a cup... the rest is easy. So grab a brew, get comfy and enjoy the video. products used are all listed below with easy clickable links should you wish to purchase any.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda


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